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bug#37501: [core-updates] Entropy starvation during boot

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#37501: [core-updates] Entropy starvation during boot
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2019 22:08:15 +0200
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Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:

> I tried it, but it did not make any discernible difference in the
> available entropy right after boot, nor did it aid the CRNG seeding.

Bah, too bad, though it still doesn’t sound right to consume this much
entropy right from the start.  I’m surprised it doesn’t make any
difference when you remove that bit.

Perhaps we should print the value of /proc/…/entropy_avail in several
places during boot time to get a better understanding.

> So I think we should go with Linus' solution for now, as well as your
> original fix Ludo because it seems to be the right thing to do anyway.

Sounds good.  I’ve pushed it as



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